Mishenichnas Adar Marbim BeSimcha! When Adar Comes, Joy Increases!
Special announcement from BRI’s Yossi Katz.
Please share with your friends, colleagues, mom, sisters, and daughters.
This coming Sunday, February 26, you’re invited to join the Breslov Research Insitute (BRI) at the JCC of Manhattan as we host three popular Breslov teachers for a life-changing afternoon of self-discovery with healing Chassidic meditation, art, and song, for women only.
Azamra: Hearing the Song of Your Soul
An Afternoon of Self-Discovery with Healing Chassidic Meditation, Art and Music
Come for a creative afternoon of exciting Chassidic workshops based on the joyful wisdom of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Experience the power of Chassidic meditation, art, and song. Uncover unique healing insights you can build on. Gain self-knowledge. Take home doable ideas for a personal spiritual practice that will work in your life.
Beginners through advanced participants are welcome. Kosher snacks served.
Workshops will be led by popular Breslov teachers including:
Chaya Rivka Zwolinski (BRI, BreslovWoman, BreslovCampus, teacher, coach, and writer)
Atara Grenadir (Touro College Professor and Art Therapist)
Fraidy Katz (Choir Director)
For questions, please email or call 732-534-7263 at the Breslov Research Insitute or use the comments section, below.
For Asarah B’teves—The Fast of Teves and Reb Nosson’s Yartzheit
Sponsored by the Schulman Family in memory of and appreciation for Reb Nosson on his yartzheit.
“…in generation after generation, there exists a shepherd who embodies the concept of “Moshe, the faithful shepherd.” This shepherd makes a mishkan. And know, the little schoolchildren receive their pure, untainted breath of their mouths from this mishkan. –Likutey Moharan 282
The true tzaddik of the generation takes all the nikudos tovos, the good points, he collects from each individual person, and with this accumulated good, builds a mishkan for Hashem. This sanctuary is the source of the breath of innocent children, who’ve never been tainted by sin. With this pure breath of goodness, young schoolchildren begin their first study of Torah.
As she learns, this child inhales and exhales goodness. She connects to the Tzaddik. This child pours her pure self into Torah learning and receives even more inspiration (both definitions apply.)
This child is each and every young child.
This child is also the psycho-spiritual concept of the inner child. Your inner child.
And though you recognize the term, don’t be fooled—psychology’s inner child is a mere doppelganger for the true inner child. First brought to Westerners’ attention by Jung, the distorted secular concept of the inner child has been employed in self-limiting, decadent, or destructive ways by new-age therapists ever since.
Your Inner Child
One way to get in touch with your spiritual inner child is to begin
Healthy and balanced self-esteem is the awareness and appreciation of your good points combined with genuine humility.
Self-knowledge is the first step to self-esteem.
The Torah reading this week, Shelach, offers a glimpse into the dangers of not understanding who you are, not knowing what your mission is, and not seeing yourself clearly.
Rosh Hashana 5775
A conversation about the basics of returning to your true self, you can’t have humility without healthy self-esteem, shame, making sense of pain, loss and suffering, sadness and depression, the work of joy, achieving faith, and Rosh Hashana. With pertinent questions from class participants.
Breslov Basics MP3
Image by Meinolf Wewel